'Bully' Planned for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by

The acclaimed documentary from award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch is set for a Blu-ray release this February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay says 'Bully' will be available on Blu-ray on February 12.

Here are the facts: Thirteen million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year, making bullying the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. Three million students will be absent each month because they feel unsafe at school. Thirty percent of children who reported being bullied said they sometimes brought weapons to school. School personnel are reported to notice or intervene in only one out of every twenty-five incidents. Fifty percent of the time, when an upstander intervenes in bullying, the bullying stops within ten seconds. Bullying is a serious problem, and the solutions belong to us all.

TIME Magazine film critic, Richard Corliss, called Bully' “A movie your kids must see.” Wrote film critic, Claudia Puig, in her review for USA Today, “'Bully' should be required viewing for everyone, including parents, teachers, and school officials.” Added Rolling Stone film critic, Peter Travers, “Lee Hirsch’s film is a potent and provocative look at a problem that’s out of control.” Said People Magazine’s, Alynda Wheat, 'Bully' is “Powerful.”

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include deleted scenes, filmmaker Q&A, featurettes, and Celebrity PSAs.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Bully' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 12.

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Bully (Blu-ray)
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